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Poster: gumby69 Date: Jan 7, 2008 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best Althea.

I'm a total Althea junkie. I listen to it at least once a day. Just looking for more suggestions.
My fav versions are in order:
7-13-81 McNichols Area
10-14-83 Hartford
8-28-81 Long Beach

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Poster: deadheaddom Date: Jan 4, 2009 1:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-11-11.sbd.doughty.14862.sbeok.shnf

Best althea ever, thank me later

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Poster: ganges Date: Jan 7, 2008 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

you might try these 2:
11-9-79
6-20-80

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Poster: swamprabbit Date: Jan 7, 2008 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

For a good later era choice try 5/16/93 - Vegas. Vince can be a little over the top in this show but Garcia delivers a smoking performance. Really nice Garcia solos in Althea.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 8, 2008 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

3/21/81 is a good one

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Jan 8, 2008 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

Cheers people for all the suggestions mucho appreciated!

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Poster: yesss! Date: Jan 7, 2008 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

i like this one from deer creek 90 quite a bit. great show all around with killer versions of jack straw, desolation row, row jimmy, and playin' among others. but yeah, good althea...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-07-19.dsbd.garcia420.2177.sbeok.shnf

anybody ever get the feeling that some of these lyrics are directed at jerry?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 7, 2008 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

10-27-91 is amazing

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Jan 7, 2008 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

I'll second that one...10/27/91 is da best.

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Poster: jmm2112 Date: Jan 7, 2008 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-11-02.sbd.jim.14604.sbeok.shnf

And do the Dew while you're there.

James

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Poster: kayatosh Date: Jan 8, 2008 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

and the esau - my fav bobby tune

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Poster: patkelley Date: Jan 7, 2008 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

Here's my fav- the soundboard's a little trebly, but highly highly listenable. There's a great Uncle John's in this show too.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd92-12-06.sbd.wiley.8706.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 7, 2008 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

My favorite ALTHEA also happens to reside in one of the best, if not THE BEST sounding AUD's on this archive, and is part of an overall show I'd put in a top 15 all-time Dead show list any day.

Enjoy:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-05-01.wise.clugston.2218.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 7, 2008 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

Nail on the head, my friend, nail on the Head. Also one of my favorites. The show is truly blistering and the quality is so good its scary. You've given me a good excuse to listen to it again. Not like I needed too much arm-twisting.

Bonus Round: The Big River just before Althea is a raging beast of sonic mayhem.

Bonus Round, Part 2: Just got through the Althea and it was everything I remembered it to be. Puts your head on the right track.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2008-01-07 18:31:57

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Jan 8, 2008 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

i am althea connoisseur, i have listened to hundreds trying to find a consummate version, these are my findings

seriously in terms of jamming, no althea touches 3/23/87

these once are also strong:
Go To Nassau version
10/14/83 (DP 6, but a good aud is on the archive)
10/27/91

ones I just dig:
10/10/80
Without A Net Version - probably my favorite in terms of vocals


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Poster: luvvdubz73 Date: Nov 12, 2010 4:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

try this one from the cal-expo: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1992-05-19.sbd.miller.92286.sbeok.flac16

...this was one of the tapes that I got back in the day that sealed the deal for me as a dead head. the AUD is grate too...

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Poster: ganges Date: Jan 7, 2008 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=54319

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Poster: snori Date: Jan 7, 2008 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

You might enjoy this one - the whole of the first set is pretty strong.http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-03-28.fm.hanno.3306.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: wonsing Date: Jan 4, 2009 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Althea.

this was one of those psychedelic phenomenas Althea's. The fattman was steppin'

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-09-04.sbd.clugston.tetzeli.fix-2193.35214.reflac.flac16